News surfaced noting James Franco was cast as Fidel Castro in the upcoming movie ā€˜Alina of Cuba.ā€™Ā 

Fidel Castroā€™s daughter has defendedĀ James Francoā€™s casting as her father despiteĀ John LeguizamoĀ speaking out against the decision. Following news that Franco would play the Cuban leader inĀ Alina of Cuba, the Latinx community condemned the casting as another example of excluding Latinx actors from lead Hollywood roles.